UK drivers looking for a new roadster can now place an order on the updated 2020 Mazda MX-5, arriving in dealerships in February priced from £23,795. The Japanese two-door is available both as a Convertible and a RF Retractable Fastback.
The ten-model lineup features four Convertibles and six RFs, and two engine choices, a 132 PS (130 HP) 1.5-liter unit and a 184 PS (181 HP) 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine.
The new range-topping GT Sport Tech trim boasts 17-inch BBS alloy wheels and Burgundy Nappa leather seats, while the entire range now gets a new Polymetal Grey Metallic paint.
The updated MX-5 also gets additional safety gear such as Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Sign Recognition and Driver Attention Alert on Sport variants and above. Meanwhile, the Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive LED headlights and a reversing camera are all standard on Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech models.
“When it comes to driver engagement, the current generation MX-5 has already established itself as a benchmark sports car, and with the 2020 Mazda MX-5 we continue to offer one of the most exciting and satisfying to drive cars money can buy,” said Mazda UK exec Jeremy Thomson.
“Our engineers have created a sports car that incorporates our ground-breaking Skyactiv technology, modern safety and superb efficiency with the driver focused enjoyment for which the MX-5 is loved. The MX-5 is Mazda’s brand icon and it embodies all that is great about our products. Its fun to drive character has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for 30 years and the 2020 model continues this unswerving dedication to delivering an affordable, engaging, world-class sports car.”
As for performance, the updated 184 PS version of the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G unit is said to be not only more efficient than the 160 PS version, but also quicker to 62 mph (100 km/h) – by 0.8 seconds in case of the Convertible, which now hits the mark in 6.5 seconds. The RF models on the other hand are 0.6 (manual) and 0.5 seconds (automatic) faster, respectively.